The Alley Cat Gallery, founded in 2019, offers the works of more than twenty-five regional artists. Located in Baldwyn’s Main Street Historic District, our gallery seeks to enrich area communities through the advancement of fine arts as part of everyday life.
The Alley Cat Gallery is owned by Clark Richey and Amye Gousset and managed by Daphne Taylor. The gallery is named for Amye’s cat “Simon”, a former alley cat himself, who met his “person for life” in the vacant lot behind the store.
A vital part of Baldwyn’s Main Street Historic District … The Alley Cat is a part of a quaint but vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district found in the surprising town of Baldwyn, Mississippi. One of several businesses owned or co-owned by Richey, the gallery is one components in a total renovation of the small Mississippi city that started over a decade ago. Visitors can stroll along Main Street and enjoy the Alley’s “sister” businesses – Tom’s Soda Shop, The Claude Gentry Theatre, and Six Shooter Studios – along many others, including a comic shop, a recording studio, pottery and candle-making, graphic designers, as well as a wide variety of retail stores. Baldwyn, Mississippi, is a small town where BIG things happen!
George Wardlaw (1927-2019), a native of Baldwyn … The Alley Cat Gallery also proudly displays the works of internationally-acclaimed artist George Wardlaw. George was born and raised in Baldwyn before he embarked on a stellar career in metal work, sculpture and painting in New York and New England beginning in the 1950’s . Today, his iconic metal sculptures Tombigbee (1980), Reflections: Sentry to Garden (1979), and Caged Free V (1979) can all be found in the Alley Cat Gallery.
The Alley Cat Gallery is available for Small Social and Business Gatherings. For a truly special event, contact the Alley Cat Gallery and find out how our venue could be the perfect spot for you.